BIO OF ATTORNEY BRIAN POE
Attorney Brian Poe is a well-known lawyer in Atlanta who has created several successful legal entities on his own or in partnership with other star attorneys. He is Founder & Chairman of Brian Poe & Associates, Attorneys, PC, a full service law firm; Co-Founder & Chairman of Poe Simpson Law, a boutique corporate, entertainment and commercial real estate law firm with Harvard Law graduate Michelle Simpson; and Chairman & CEO of Esquire Connect, LLC, a national legal recruiting firm & member of the National Association of Legal Search Consultants.
Brian Poe’s biggest focus today is as the Founder & Chairman of one of Atlanta’s fastest growing personal injury law firms – Georgia Injury Attorneys (“GIA”), a division of Brian Poe & Associates, Attorneys, PC and Chrisna Jones Law LLC, Injury & Trial Attorneys. In late 2017, Brian and his three GIA law partners were featured on the cover of Attorney At Law magazine, just six months after Brian was individually featured on the cover of the same magazine
Born in Wichita Falls Texas and raised in Atlanta, Brian Poe is the son of another well-known local entrepreneur, Atlanta pediatrician Booker Poe, M.D., and the late educator Gloria Poe. He is proud father of Ryann Poe, a college senior and pre-med student at Tulane University, and Sydney Poe, a high school junior at Woodward Academy. An honors graduate of Woodward Academy and member of the National Honor Society, Brian Poe graduated from Florida University in three years with a degree in Multinational Business Operations, and received his Master of Business Degree just one year later from The University of Georgia. After serving two years with the United States Department of Labor as a federal investigator, Attorney Poe returned to school to earn his degree in law from The University of Virginia, where Brian was the President & Co-Founder of the University of Virginia Sports & Entertainment Forum.
His legal career began as an Associate with international law firm of Morgan Lewis & Bockius in Washington, D.C. and as an Associate at Troutman Sanders law firm in Atlanta, prior to joining the Delta Air Lines, Inc. law department where he rose to the rank of Senior Attorney.
Brian Poe’s entrepreneurial ventures began with his writing, producing and executive producing of Big Ain’t Bad, the made-in-Atlanta 2003 winner of The Hollywood Black Film Festival. Brian’s law firms were created with the same “people-focused” drive that resulted in him spearheading the raising of funds in the Atlanta community to pay for the production of his film. Today, “The People’s Champs” (moniker of his law firms) has law offices in 6 different metro Atlanta locations, and employs (contract and full-time) over 20 attorneys and professionals per year.
Brian Poe is a long-time board member (and former General Counsel) of the Sickle Cell Foundation of Georgia. Brian Poe has been Atlanta Tribune: The Magazine’s “Attorney’s Corner” columnist since 2009 through earlier this year, and has also sat on the magazine’s advisory board. He is the Co-Founder of The Atlanta Business & Entertainment Exchange (40K members of Facebook), and a long-time member of The Commerce Club in Atlanta. He also is a long-time member and usher at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church. In 2018, in addition to today’s honor, Brian has been or will be honored by: (1) In The Spirit Awards Black and White Gala; (2) Prove Magazine/Deal Black Men Network (cover feature); and (3) 2018 Bold Lifestyles Awards.